"If we would please in society, we must be prepared to be taught many things we know already by people who do not know them."
-Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort
What the heck is gebesucht?
My use of the word gebesucht started in my high
school german classes as a result of my amusement
with mutilating words and their pronunciations (ie
pronouncing "knife" as ka-nii-fee). Don't ask me why
I do it, I think it has something to do with my love
of puns. The word gebesucht was my combination of
the verb besucht, which is the past tense of the
verb besuchen (defined "to visit"), and the common
practice in the german language of making a verb past
tense by adding "ge" to the front.
However, besucht is already the past tense of
besuchen, so I believed by adding the "ge" prefix
I was just mutilating a word
as a joke with my friends. However upon further
searching I have found various uses of the word,
whether correct or incorrect I am not sure.
Altavista's babelfish translator defines the word as
"give-searched", whatever that may mean.
The end result of all this is that I wanted a
domain name, and this word popped into my head, so
since my site is a collection of random thoughts and
other amusements of mine, I thought the domain name
would be quite appropriate. Therefore, welcome to
Who am I?
My name is Ricke Stauffer. I live in Dexter,
Michigan. I went to school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
(Dexter is right near Ann Arbor), where I studied
Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering. I currently work
for CFI Group doing software engineering.
This page exists because I wanted an excuse to
write PHP code, to show off my complete lack of
design skills, and to rant, rave, link, post and
otherwise display things that interest me. I have
had a homepage since right around the time Netscape
1.0 was released and I realized how much cooler the
internet was with a browser other than Lynx. That
homepage existed in one of its variations on
Geocities for a long
time, but sadly I think I let it sit too long and it
has since disappeared, as can been seen by the fact
that the above link goes nowhere. I used to keep that
one as my more personal home page, and just because
I could never stand to delete it. :-) This page is
hosted on one of my Linux computers, Superman. It
is hosted along with 16 other domains and subdomains
which I do not plan on listing in this part of the
page. Maybe I will devote a box to them somewhere.
As a random aside, don't buy Armada AR6 skis. They'll fall apart in no time, and Armada won't cover it under their warranty.